I have to agree with Nemesys, at least with the retail stores, they have some potential. I talked to a couple of people when I visited the store and they said things about restructuring prices. I kind of get the impression that they may have started out with compusa pricing and are progressively changing things to a new pricing structure. They also said they didn’t have all their stock in and would be getting many more items. I was only able to look around quickly (walked all the aisles but quickly). I had my noisy kids with my and the plano store is like an amphitheater, where every niose from the kids resounded through the entire building, lol.
My impression though, some stuff was like old compusa pricing like a power supply splitter cable for 5$ (its 2$ on their web site so maybe thats an item thats going to change). Other stuff like optical drives were very good (they had several dvd burners in the 25-40$ price range which is pretty good for brick and morter). They must have had 50 different memory card readers (double the selection of frys) and while prices were a bit high for online, they were quite competitive for local. Video cards seemed the same way. Prices were a bit high for online but very competitive for local (compared to frys and micro center). The selection of computer parts was unbelievable (a lot more than what compusa had), including a lot of stuff that you normally have to buy online. I could see buying a lot of small stuff, because by the time you ad 6-8$ shipping on a 10-15$ item, they are much cheaper than online. I’m hoping to get up there and take a better look, but my first impression is the retail stores have potential (many prices were much cheaper than old crapusa prices) and the selection of computer stuff is amazing.